the national – fireproof

A video edit by David Dean Burkhart set to the National’s Fireproof. 

You keep my secrets
And I keep none
Wish I could go back
And keep some

It’s fireproof
Nothing breaks your heart
It’s fireproof
It’s just the way you are

You tell me you’re waiting
To find someone
Who isn’t so hopeless
But there’s no one

You’re fireproof
Nothing breaks your heart
You’re fireproof
How’d you get so far

You’re the needle in the hay
The water at the door
You’re a million miles away
Doesn’t matter anymore

Jennifer you are not the only reason
My head is boiling and my hands are freezing
Jennifer you are not the only one
That sit awake until the wild feelings leave

Nothing breaks your heart
It’s fireproof
It’s just the way you are
You’re fireproof

That’s what you always say
You’re fireproof
I wish was that way

lyrics: Google Play Music

deerhunter – living my life

I’m living my life
I’m off the grid, I’m out of range
And the amber waves of grain
Are turning grey again
The darkened stage
And the infinite waves
Distance can change fate
I’m out of range again
I’m living my life
I’m living my life
Will you tell me when you find out
How to conquer all this fear
I’ve been spending too much time out
On the fading frontier
Will you tell me when you find out how
To recover the lost years
I’ve spent all of my time out here
Chasing the fading frontier
I’m living my life (on repeat in the background)
I’m off the grid
I’m out of range
And the amber waves of grain
Are turning grey again
The darkened stage
And the infinite waves
Distance can change fate
It’s happening again
I’m living my life
I’m living my life
I’m living my life
I’m living my life
lyrics: Google Play Music

The National – Slow Show

This is Carlos Opitz’ brilliant video edit of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1966 french film, “Masculin Feminin”, set to The National’s Slow Show, from their breakthrough album, Boxer. The moody song tempo matches the b&w film edit magically

Standing at the punch table, swallowing punch
Can’t pay attention to the sound of anyone
A little more stupid, a little more scared
Every minute, more unprepared

I made a mistake in my life today
Everything I love gets lost in the drawers
I want to start over, I want to be winning
Way out of sync from the beginning

I wanna hurry home to you
Put on a slow, dumb show for you and crack you up
So you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
God, I’m very, very frightened, I?ll overdo it

Looking for somewhere to stand and stay
I leaned on the wall and the wall leaned away
Can I get a minute of not being nervous
And not thinking of my dick?

My leg is sparkles, my leg is pins
I better get my shit together, better gather my shit in
You could drive a car through my head in five minutes
From one side of it to the other

I wanna hurry home to you
Put on a slow, dumb show for you and crack you up
So you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
God, I’m very, very frightened, I?ll overdo it

You know I dreamed about you
For twenty-nine years before I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for, for twenty-nine years

lyrics: Google Play Music

 

ducktails – under cover

This psychedelic, sunny track from New Jersey’s ducktails’ The Flower Lane leaves me craving a steamy evening on the beach tangled in someone else’s limbs.  It’s slightly cheesy keyboard and horn flourishes add to appeal.  Bring on the summer….

Under
Do you want to go under?
The covers under
Do you want to go under?
The covers at night
What do the street lights say to your eyes?
When you’re alone, in the middle of the night
What do the street lights say to your eyes?

Under
Do you want to go under?
The covers under
Do you want to go under?
The covers

Under
Do you want to go under?
The covers under
Do you want to go under?
The covers at night
What do the street lights say to your eyes?
When you’re alone, in the middle of the night
What do the street lights say to your eyes?

Under
Do you want to go under?
The covers under
Do you want to go under?
The covers at night
What do the street lights say to your eyes?
When you’re alone, in the middle of the night
What do the street lights say to your eyes?

lyrics: https://genius.com/Ducktails-under-cover-lyrics

wild nothing – midnight song

In my head
You dance like curtains
In the wind
You’re my burden

I can’t feel your heart
I’ve been gone
I’ve been gone
I can’t release these sighs
You won’t hear
You won’t know
You won’t ever know

Harden your heart
It was falling from the start
Though I tried
I was always dead inside

Midnight song
Sing you to the moon
I am your quiet night
You were gone too soon

I can’t feel your heart
I’ve been gone
I’ve been gone
I can’t release these sighs
You won’t hear
You won’t know

https://genius.com/Wild-nothing-midnight-song-lyrics

twilight singers – twilite kid

Rock steady, baby, your man is dead
Be careful, sugar, of who you call a friend
‘Cos they’ll get you in the end

Step easy, baby, and don’t you cry
She had another brother on the side
You could not let it slide

And if, my love, I said, “I’m sorry”
Would you believe me? Should I cry?
Then hold me, as I die

And the ones who live
Are the ones who fly
And the ones who crawl
Come crawlin’ by and by
On back to you again

But, I ain’t ever gonna see you again
And I’m never gonna feel you again
So let this moment never end

And if, my love, I said, “I’m sorry”
Would you believe me? Should I cry?
Then hold me, as I die, as I die

And if, my love, I said, “I’m sorry”
Would you believe me? Should I cry?
Then hold me, hold me, hold me
hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me as I die

Read more: The Twilight Singers – The Twilite Kid Lyrics | MetroLyrics

depeche mode – precious

A little 80’s influenced gloom pop for a Sunday afternoon.

Precious and fragile things
Need special handling
My God what have we done to You?

We always try to share
The tenderest of care
Now look what we have put You through

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we’d manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

Angels with silver wings
Shouldn’t know suffering
I wish I could take the pain for you

If God has a master plan
That only He understands
I hope it’s your eyes He’s seeing through

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we’d manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

I pray you learn to trust
Have faith in both of us
And keep room in your heart for two

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we’d manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

Read more: Depeche Mode – Precious Lyrics | MetroLyrics

 

Geographer – Blinders (video edit by David Dean Burkhart)

David Dean Burkhart creates amazing edited scene montages to accompany songs of his choosing.  Here is one such example, set to Geographer’s Blinders  I am envious of his talent! “I wear blinders, to show me the way…”

See my love dance and she sways
What I think I have she will take
There’s a center in the empty space
If I move closer it stays in place

Now I feel so afraid
The sky is falling down like rain
I’m drawing lines around the empty space
I wear blinders to show me the way

It’s not a mystery
It’s now a mystery
I feel eyes in the trees
And they make me want to believe

 

 

deer hunter – breaker

A nice breezy tune for a mild Easter Sunday.

Christ
Or credit
What’s the price?
What’s the edit?
I’m alive
I don’t credit
The source
I just drive
And then the fog rolls in
And then they’re blind
My enemies
They’re just trying
Trying to kill me
Breaking the waves
Again and though I try
The ocean is strong
I cannot stem the tide
Breaking the waves
Again and though I try
I can’t seem to stem
The tide and though I try
I try
Try me two times
I’ve got the time
And it’s been too long
Since I’ve been
Driving all night
On the back roads winding
Under the stars
That are slowly dying
Oh no
Breaking the waves
Again and though I try
The ocean is strong
I cannot stem the tide
Breaking the waves
Again and though I try
I can’t seem to stem
The tide and though I try
I try
Jack-knifed
On the side-street crossing
I’m still alive
And that’s something
And when I die
There will be nothing to say
Except I tried
Not to waste another day
Trying to stem the tide
lyrics: Google Play Music